August 8, 2019 – Registration is open for 57th Annual International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference scheduled for October 6-9, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
Following in the footsteps of Jesus, and journeying through our diocesan mutually-shared vision, Courageously Living the Gospel, this year’s ICSC Conference offers us tremendous resources, experiences, and professional testimony on how Missionary disciples understand that stewardship is a way of life.
This year’s conference features keynote speakers, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Carolyn Woo, President emeritus of CRS, and Dr. Thomas Jones, scientist, author and veteran NASA astronaut. This conference supports 10 tracks of study with 80 workshops to choose from, including tracks for stewardship beginners, vibrant and alive parish activity, parish administrators and business managers, stewardship in Spanish, Foundations, school advancement and much, much more.
The registration fee for the four day conference is $599.
Those interested in learning more about the conference or completing online registration can click here. Registration can also be completed by downloading the form here.
August 8, 2019 – #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. What is #GivingTuesday you might ask?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Immediately following our national day of thanks (Thanksgiving), retailers get us focused on HUGE sales (Black Friday, Cyber Monday), which turns our attention away from the true focus of the season. So, a group of do-gooders got together and launched #GivingTuesday. It is a day that many not-for-profits try to focus their supporters on making a special gift rather than just spending money on material items – ie. refocus people nationwide on spending money to help the common good.
This day is online, all digital and all connected.
Start planning now to be a part of this national movement! Tis the season of giving…people are generous, please be sure they know your need!
January 9, 2018 – Last year, our generous donors provided almost $10 million support our diocesan ministries and services through the Annual Pastoral Appeal. In addition, special gifts were made to support special projects through the Forward in Faith Campaign. Just as each person must be accountable, the Church must also be accountable to our donors for the gifts provided, and show how those gifts were utilized to impact lives for Christ.
Click here to view the online version of the 2018 Annual Report, download the print version, and view our ministry clips.
September 6, 2017 – Plans are underway for special collection for our seminarians, which will take place in all parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg on October 7 and 8. Seminarians, staff working with our seminarians, and recently ordained priests will be presenting at Masses at approximately half of our parishes. We will also showcase information through pulpit announcements, in bulletins and on the diocesan website.
Parishioners are invited to take a selfie with our presenters and join our social media group by posting on Facebook and tagging the post with:
#DOSPseminarians #PrayforVocations #seminarianselfie
This effort is being spearheaded by the Vocations and Stewardship and Development Offices. Click here to download communication materials for the effort.